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comment How can I find the common name for a particular glyph?
@cuonglm, -CLS with LC_ALL=C should give you the right answer for all the valid characters in the C locale. é and ‽ are usually not present in the C locale, there's no way you can express them there.
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comment How can I find the common name for a particular glyph?
@cuonglm, and what I'm saying is that if his locale is LC_ALL=fr_FR.iso885915@euro and he pastes é (0xe9 in that locale), -CS would give him the wrong answer.
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comment Need a shell script for copying files that have long and out of capacity names
Do those file names contain non-ASCII characters? Note that the limit on ext2 is on the number of bytes, not number of characters. Depending on your system's chosen encoding, characters may occupy more than one byte (as in UTF-8 which tends to be the norm these days).
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comment How can I find the common name for a particular glyph?
@cuonglm, if you have LC_ALL=C, you have no business entering characters other than ASCII ones. If your locale is for instance LC_ALL=fr_FR.iso885915@euro and you enter echo é | perl..., that é will be written as 0xe9, not UTF-8 encoding. And you want perl to tell you about that é, not about UTF-8 characters that won't be found in the input since the locale doesn't use that charset. Try printf '\xe9' | _ALL=fr_FR.iso885915@euro perl... for instance.
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comment How can I find the common name for a particular glyph?
@Sparhawk, contraction of exclamatif and interrogatif. recode was written by a French-Canadian guy in the early 80s.
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answered How can I find the common name for a particular glyph?
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comment Why is gcc compiler divided into four steps?
It's more "off topic" than "too broad". It's perfectly answerable as it is but belong more on SO, as there's nothing Unix-specific to C.
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comment dash: parse string into two variables
zsh can be considered as another implementation of ksh since it has a ksh emulation mode (for instance when called as ksh). With that, it has more in common with ksh93 than say pdksh. There's no standard that covers ksh. So if pdksh is considered a ksh, why not zsh in ksh emulation.
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comment dash: parse string into two variables
@cuonglm, for ksh, I don't think it's documented in the man page, but it's been the case since the 80s so it's fairly wide-spread knowledge. Note that only applies to the AT&T (original) and zsh implementations of ksh, not the pdksh/mksh... one.
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comment Where does the TERM environment variable default get set?
It should rather be getty than login that sets $TERM on the console (or a serial device) (though some login implementations may do it if it was not done by getty). Also note that remote login/shell services like telnet, rlogin, rsh, ssh do pass $TERM along from the client to the server
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